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Assumed dead, boy returns home after 3 years amid coronavirus pandemic

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In what is nothing short of a miracle, a boy who was assumed dead three years ago by his family and the police has returned to his home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Three years ago, Uday, a resident of Dilwari village in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur, went missing. The police launched a search operation and found a skeleton.

Uday was assumed dead after his father identified the recovered skeleton as his son’s. But three years later the boy returned to his village in the middle of the nationwide lockdown announced to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

In 2017, Uday says he had left for Delhi. “I fled to Delhi as some people were trying to falsely accuse me in a theft case. I am happy to be back,” he told a news agency.

Police said that an FIR was registered 3 years ago when Uday went missing.

“While searching for him, Police recovered a skeleton. Uday’s father identified the skeleton remains as his from a piece of cloth. An investigation will be done to identify whose skeleton it was,” Sitaram Avsaiya, SDOP, Bijawar, said.

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